Neihaus and Olsha-Yehiav said Kenesto hasn't quite figured out the hand-offs and exactly how its system will work with established PLM systems. Seems to me there's a natural fit for being the workflow engine in conjunction with broader PLM platforms, but Neihaus said Kenesto isn't trying to recreate an environment that has hamstrung PLM.
Only time will tell where Kenesto will land, but it definitely looks interesting. Kenesto is putting out the call to manufacturers and VARs interested in participating in a beta test program. It is inviting interested parties to send contact information, the type of business, and types of processes to be automated to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a non-engineer working in the engineering world, it is refreshing to read more and more articles that I can somewhat relate to. it's a nice change for companies, like Kenesto, to aim their products at the masses, rather than just the highly technical engineer.
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